Melanie Griffith takes a style cue from the Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton turned heads when she stepped out in a sexy Barbara Casasola dress earlier this month, and it appears she may have inspired an unlikely celebrity to snap it up too.

Hollywood A-lister Melanie Griffith, 58, wore the same off-the-shoulder dress to the Hallmark Channel Summer TCA event in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Jul. 27), sparking similarities to the stylish royal.


Kate and Melanie Griffith have both stepped out in the same Barbara Casasola dress.

However Melanie styled it completely differently, choosing to wear the designer piece in black as opposed to the cream dress worn by 34-year-old Kate.

The Working Girl actress teamed the sheer pinstripe midi with peep toe heels and a Chanel handbag. Melanie wore her hair up in a bouffant updo to highlight the Bardot neckline and completed the look with smoky eye makeup and a slick of pink lipstick.

Meanwhile Kate was hailed as wearing her most fashion-forward look to date when she stepped out in the cream version of the dress to present the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award at the Natural History Museum three weeks ago.

Kate wore the off-the-shoulder dress at the beginning of July.

Kate wore her hair loose and accessorized with $235 pink heels and an embellished clutch bag.

The off-the-shoulder mesh-panelled stretch-jersey dress gown retailed at $4,015 before being reduced to $2,000 on Net-a-Porter but has since sold out due to fashion fans hoping to recreate the Duchess' look.


It is not the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen in the same outfit as other celebrities. Kate wore a colourful Tory Burch dress during her royal tour of India in April only for Drew Barrymore to step out in the same design just a few hours later, much to the shock of the designer who admitted she had "no idea" that they were going to wear it.

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